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Spain’s engineering firm VIMAC opens U.S. hub in Miami

Spain’s engineering firm VIMAC has opened a U.S. headquarters in Miami.

The company plans to employ 12 people and invest $1 million in capital improvements in the Miami office within three years, a news release said.

"As...

WorldCity Staff, 04-07-2015 South Florida Business News

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Panama Canal expansion: How it may affect South Florida

Panama Canal expansion: How it may affect South Florida

Could economic development in Cuba help South Florida ports make the most of an expanded Panama Canal?

That is one likely scenario in the years to come, according to Rodolfo Sabonge, who...

Written by Zach Fagenson on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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U.S. trade decreases 3.63 percent through April


U.S. trade with the world rose to $1.23 trillion through the first four months of 2015, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 3.63 percent decrease since the same time period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 4.89 percent to $501.51 billion and imports dropped 2.74 percent to $727.66 billion.... 
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Royal Caribbean names president for China, North Asia region

Bolstering its operations in the fast-growing Asian market, cruise brand Royal Caribbean International named Dr. Zinan Liu as president for the China and North Asia Pacific region.

Zinan joined the cruise line...

WorldCity Staff, 20-06-2015 People

Multinational Directory

WorldCity's Whos Here 2014 Multinational DirectoryWorldCity's multinational directory of more than 1,100 companies with offices in the Greater Miami area, is now available in spreadsheet, as a printed publication or even a free PDF download. Read more.

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